It is known that sports are essential for a healthy body and help in maintaining a healthy and good physique of the human body. Sports, including football and soccer, are the only popular activity which makes American school kids engaged in physical activities. Sports help in socialization as well as let the individual learn the basic rules of physical engagements. It also helps kids and teenagers to build their mental and physical structures profoundly and completely. The main aim of the paper is to discuss the reasons that sports should not be banned in schools as well as colleges.
Due to the release of the movie, “Concussion” in which the famous American film star Will Smith plays the role of a neuropathologist who records his struggle against the disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). It is described that this disorder is highly seen in NFL players, and they have a head trauma which leads to negative changes of cognitive, behavioural as well as emotional changes because of the influence of that movie, the banning of football, hockey and soccer started to ban in many of the American schools. The main reasons which are provided for the ban of sports are that adolescents and under 16-18 years children have not developed their brains completely, and they might face CTE anytime by concussion or any small injury.
According to the legislation, which is thinking strictly about the banning issue, it is required to consider that football is since known as the risker game, but still, there is no other sport which would be less risky than football. If football were eliminated from the lives of the children, then they would move towards games like skating, skateboarding and some other more dangerous games. Statistically, football is the least dangerous game, and there are very less chances to get involved in a concussion or a head injury which means that it should be allowed and should not be banned from the educational institutes.
One of the most important reasons not to eliminate football is that it is still not clear that if the elimination of the risks like sports, including football, could help the children or would it put in severe damage. Team building, risk-taking and self-management skills are rich in playing the football game, and it can be considered that the children who have played football at their initial ages have a good and magical future with respect to those who didn’t play games like football. Risk-taking is also one of the good qualities of an individual, and football could be used as a core sport for an individual to take heavy risks.
In a nutshell, it can be concluded that due to the risk of concussion, football could not be banned. Scientifically, the sub-concussion is always found recovered in more than 60% of children, which leads them to a healthy lifestyle. The cases become severe only when they are not recognized well in time. Since the American schools are highly observed by the officials therefore even a small injury of a child is considered with special treatment. There is no doubt that concussion is a damaging disorder and leads to CTE which imperfects a normal human being from living a perfect life, but still, football could not be blamed for this. There are hundreds of other causes, including personnel fights, accidents and injuries outside the ground which also lead to concussions. It is highly requested not to ban football from schools and collages as this game is the only cheapest way of entertainment for the children.